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A Reverse-Painted Oxhorn-Applied Wood Box (Hwagak Haem)
A Reverse-Painted Oxhorn-Applied Wood Box (Hwagak Haem)

CHOSON PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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A Reverse-Painted Oxhorn-Applied Wood Box (Hwagak Haem)
Choson Period (19th century)
Rectangular with hinged lid and deep interior, applied on the four sides and cover with square panels of oxhorn painted on the versos with auspicious symbols, including tigers, cranes, deer, peonies, clouds, pine, pulloch'o fungus and tortoises, and on the two shorter sides with a square panel of a seated figure holding a double-gourd flask, the interior lined with black paper, metal clasp and lockplate
11 1/8 x 8 x 6 7/8in. (28.1 x 21 x 17.4cm.)
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